During the White House’s counter-extremism summit this week, President Obama continued his refusal to acknowledge radical Islam as a threat– according to a new DHS report, right-wing extremists are the real threat to the United States. On Fox & Friends this more, Dr. Sebastian Gorka accused this strategy of possibly placing American lives directly in danger.
Dr. Gorka, who serves as the National Security editor for Breitbart News and Major General Horner Chair of Military Theory at the Marine Corps University, said that, in listening to the White House’s strategy, “you really don’t know whether you should laugh or cry,” citing numerous examples of radical Islamist terror– from the September 11, 2001 attacks to the beheading of 21 Egyptian Christians by the Islamic State this month– and their lack of parallels in the relatively tiny world of right-wing “extremism.”
Describing American conservatives as a threat while ignoring the international push for an Islamist caliphate, Dr. Gorka asserted, was “the most egregious politicization of national security… we are going to be looking for right wing extremists while ISIS prepares to attack us.”
Host Tucker Carlson noted that accusing right-wing Americans of being dangerous also served the political interests of the Democrats. Dr. Gorka agreed, adding that “this feeds into the narrative that the guys that are the real threat to America” are conservatives, while jihadists simply “don’t have jobs” and that “there are grievances in the Middle East that excuse their viciousness.”
Watch the segment from Fox & Friends this morning below, and read Dr. Gorka’s column on this week’s White House Counter-Extremism Summit here.